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I work in partnership with clients to create greater health and well-being using herbal remedies, nutrition, and lifestyle design. Together, we consider your symptoms, health history, constitution, nutrition, and lifestyle. Recognizing that we are each complex and unique, we set goals to address the underlying causes of symptoms, creating a personalized regimen to bring balance to body, mind and spirit.

In herbal medicine, the goal is to support your natural capacity for healing, not “fix” you. Much of what I do is to help clients develop a deeper connection with themselves–to learn to listen and respond to symptoms, and to help you toward new understandings and possibilities in life and in health. As you become more attuned to your body’s signals and better practiced in responding to them, consultations will become less frequent.

An initial consultation lasts two hours, during which I will gather information about your present state of health and your health history and will also review lifestyle factors such as diet, sleep and exercise. During this time you will have the opportunity to set short- and long-term goals for wellness and we will work together to determine a multi-faceted, holistic plan to help you reach your best health.  In addition to a comprehensive intake questionnaire, I may use tools such as pulse and tongue assessment to help to get a picture of your overall health and constitution during home consultations.

Follow-up consultations last one hour, during which we will discuss new developments in your health and wellness, any changes resulting from herbal, dietary and lifestyle recommendations made in previous visits, and ways to continue meeting health goals.  I also do 30-minute mini-consultations. Because we work in partnership, I welcome your input and any adjustments to your goals as your needs change.

 I see most clients virtually via Google Hangouts or Skype, and can also make home visits, depending on your location.


TO SCHEDULE A CONSULTATION: email ayo.ngozi.herbalist@gmail.com, or call 202.607.1143.

DOWNLOAD FORMS:  New Client Questionnaire / Consent to Services / Disclosure StatementHIPAA Privacy Policy


What will I need to have for my first visit?  You may download my clinic forms at the links above, or I will email an intake questionnaire and consent to services form to you upon scheduling your consultation.  Please return your completed questionnaire by email before your online consultation, or have it with you at our consultation if it is in person.  I will also ask you to share a list of all medications and supplements you are taking (including doses and frequency), as well as copies of any recent lab reports or bloodwork.

Where can I go to purchase herbal recommendations?  I generally have clients’ custom formulations compounded at an herbal dispensaries (herbal pharmacies) and shipped directly to you.  Many of the herbs or supplements or other remedies I will recommend are available at local health food stores or online.  In this case, I’ll always try let you know where you can find them near you.  Of course, you are welcome to purchase herbs and supplements anywhere you choose.

How much will my visit cost? A two-hour initial consultation costs $95, and one-hour follow-up consultations are $65.  I am able to see a limited number of clients on a sliding-scale or partial-barter basis; email me for information. Payment for your consultation is required when an appointment is scheduled, and does not include any herbs or other remedies I may prescribe.  You may choose to buy herbs separately at the end of the consultation.

What forms of payment do you accept?  I accept debit, credit, PayPal.  I can also accept Squar, cash or checks for in-person consultations.

What is your cancellation policy?  I understand that you may need to reschedule or cancel your appointment due to changes in your schedule. In order to avoid a cancellation fee of $35, please contact me directly no later than 24 hours prior to your scheduled appointment.

 

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